Lindsay Blackett - Grasslands Taber Cooperative
Lindsay Blackett is a highly sought after business development, consultant and speaker in the cannabis industry who leverages his expertise to help companies across the country to start, grow or expand their business. He has spoken at over 55 events from Cannabiscon and Okanagan Cannabis Symposium to Google Start-Up Grind on diverse topics from cannabis and workplace safety to regulatory affairs. He is also a frequent national radio and television commentator on the cannabis industry. As a partner in Arete Cannabis Consulting Inc., a boutique consulting firm, he assists clients with building their cannabis businesses including business plans, Health Canada applications, municipal permits and project management. He is also past President and founding Director of the Canadian Cannabis Chamber, an aggregator of cannabis businesses.
In addition to this leading role in the cannabis industry, Lindsay has a wealth of regulatory public sector experience that includes being a Member of the Alberta Legislature and The Minister of Culture and Community Spirit and two years working in the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada (Brian Mulroney). He was also V.P. Business Development of Ncite Neuromedia and CEO of Chiniki First Nations. These experiences have given him deep insights into how industry, communities and governments interact and on how to position the cannabis industry for long-term, sustainable profitability.
This leadership and expertise, along with 15 years of supply chain management, has positioned Lindsay to visualize, build and manage GLTC with a focus on craft cannabis and premium brands to be distributed within Canada and exported worldwide.